Map of Ness County, Kansas

Ness County (standard abbreviation: NS) is a county located in the U.S. state of Kansas. As of the 2020 census, the county population was 2,687. The largest city and county seat is Ness City. The county was named for Corporal Noah V. Ness of the 7th Kansas Cavalry.

Ness County overview:
Name:Ness County
FIPS code:20-135
Founded:February 26, 1867
Named for:Noah V. Ness
Seat:Ness City
Largest city:Ness City
Total Area:1,075 sq mi (2,780 km²)
Land Area:1,075 sq mi (2,780 km²)
Total Population:2,687
Population Density:2.5/sq mi (1.0/km²)
Time zone:UTC−6 (Central)
Summer Time Zone (DST):UTC−5 (CDT)

Ness County location map. Where is Ness County?

Ness County location on the U.S. Map. Where is Ness County.
Location of Ness County in the the United States.
Ness County location on the Kansas map. Where is Ness County.
Location of Ness County in Kansas.


Early history

For many millennia, the Great Plains of North America was inhabited by nomadic Native Americans. From the 16th century to 18th century, the Kingdom of France claimed ownership of large parts of North America. In 1762, after the French and Indian War, France secretly ceded New France to Spain, per the Treaty of Fontainebleau.

19th century

In 1802, Spain returned most of the land to France, but keeping title to about 7,500 square miles. In 1803, most of the land for modern day Kansas was acquired by the United States from France as part of the 828,000 square mile Louisiana Purchase for 2.83 cents per acre.

In 1854, the Kansas Territory was organized, then in 1861 Kansas became the 34th U.S. state. In 1867, Ness County was established.

Ness County Road Map

Ness CountyStreet Map.
Street map of Ness County, Kansas. Source: OpenStreetMap (OSM)
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Ness Countypolitical map.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,075 square miles (2,780 km), of which 1,075 square miles (2,780 km) is land and 0.3 square miles (0.78 km) (0.02%) is water.

Adjacent counties

Ness County Topographic Map

Topographic Map of Ness County, Kansas
Ness County Topo map.

Ness County Satellite Map

Satellite Map of Ness County, Kansas
Ness County satellite map.

Ness County Outline Map

Outline Map of Ness County, Kansas
Ness County outline map.

See also

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